Carl Malmberg Fellowship

The Carl Malmberg Fellowship Program brings an accomplished professional from Lesotho to the University of Pittsburgh at an early point in her or his career for an academic term of study and an internship opportunity at either the University or in the community. The Fellow is selected from young professionals whose record of accomplishment in the early stages of their career indicates strong potential for outstanding achievement and a capacity to contribute to the development of Lesotho. By giving future leaders an experience combining U.S. society and culture and current approaches in the fields in which they work, the program provides a basis for lasting ties between practitioners in the U.S. and their professional counterparts in Lesotho.

The Global Studies Center at Pitt has endowment funding to support a Lesotho national working in community health care issues for one semester beginning in spring 2018. The endowment is able to support international transportation, lodging, health insurance and a stipend to cover food and living expenses. The successful candidate is expected to participate in a range of workshops, classes and other curricular opportunities tailored, in so far as possible, to the candidate’s area of expertise. Classes are provided free of charge, but do not carry university credit towards a degree. The successful candidate will return to Lesotho with documentation of the completed work-enhancement opportunities.

Application Process

Applications typically open between January and March every year. The application cycle for 2017 is now closed. For more details on the Carl Malmberg Fellowship Program including the application process, please visit